Friday, May 17th 2019

ASRock Announces Two New Premium Phantom Gaming Z390 Motherboards

The high-end Intel Z390 chipset is entering the next phase of its life cycle. So, just as everyone begins to feel bored with old motherboard designs from last year, ASRock has decided to give gamers and enthusiasts a welcome surprise by introducing the Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and Z390 Phantom Gaming X, to join the just launched Z390 Steel Legend. ASRock is bringing new life to the Z390 motherboard market with this complete mainstream to high-end product lineup.

Aesthetics are one of the many big improvements in the new Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and Z390 Phantom Gaming X. Not only is there the cool RGB lighting already built into the motherboard, plus RGB LED headers, but the beautifully designed pre-installed I/O shield reserves more space for fitting tolerances and allows IO shield positional adjustment while installing, thus fitting the chassis perfectly. Unlike most so-called pre-mounted I/O shields that are only decorated with fancy color schemes, ASRock's design can truly improve the whole PC building experience.
Performance and stability is the number one priority while designing ASRock products. The board's large, impressive XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsinks enhance stability and overclocking potential. Dual full coverage M.2 SSD heatsinks dissipate heat efficiently to ensure your high speed drives always work at their best. Premium 60A Power Chokes and Dr. MOS design means that the Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and Z390 Phantom Gaming X not only maintain rock solid performance while gaming, but also keep your system stable when overclocking.

Last but not least, the Z390 Phantom Gaming X is the first motherboard that has the revolutionary new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) high-efficiency wireless network interface, giving even faster WiFi connection speeds up to 2.4Gbps and making next generation technology such as MU-MIMO readily available. The Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and Z390 Phantom Gaming X are truly designed and built to ensure optimum stability and performance while improving the aesthetics of the motherboard. And with this, ASRock brings new life for the Intel Z390 series motherboard market with a full mainstream to high-end product lineup.

For more information, visit the product pages of the Z390 Phantom Gaming X and Z390 Phantom Gaming 7.
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9 Comments on ASRock Announces Two New Premium Phantom Gaming Z390 Motherboards

#1
RH92
One could think that ASUS is copying ASRock :laugh::roll::laugh:
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#2
bonehead123
And with this, ASRock brings new life for the Intel Z390 series motherboard market with a full mainstream to high-end product lineup
This should read "And with this, ASRock brings yet another opportunity to jack up prices of their boards, with only minor spec improvements & mostly asthetic changes", which, other than the chokes & WiFi, appear marginal at best IMHO :D

And can someone please explain exactly how a so-called "adjustable" I/O shield TRULY improves the pc building experience anyways ????

The last 6 times I built a rig, it took me a grand total of 7.2603 seconds to install the shields..... if these can cut that down by 50%, then yea, I guess you could technically call that an "improvement" hahahahaha.....
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#3
anker_by
Never expected this improvements from ASRock, Nice. I hope one day all manucfacturer integrated I/O Shield with mobo.
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Vayra86
RH92, post: 4048978, member: 174545"
One could think that ASUS is copying ASRock :laugh::roll::laugh:
These look miles better than anything ASUS produced aesthetically IMO. Yes it has RGB and nonsense parts on it... but they don't look out of place at all.

I mean... look at that mosfet heatsink. Its gorgeous

I love the Taichi print and design as well. They've got some pretty decent artist over there.
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#5
mcraygsx
When you combine Maximux and AUROS line and you get Premium Phantom series by ASROCK. Little late to the party since INTEL CPU's are not that popular these days but this is welcome change in my opinion.
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#6
RH92
Vayra86, post: 4049188, member: 152404"
These look miles better than anything ASUS produced aesthetically IMO. Yes it has RGB and nonsense parts on it... but they don't look out of place at all.
Uhmmm .... they are pretty much copying hard ASUS aesthetics https://images.anandtech.com/doci/13407/ASUS%20ROG%20Maximus%20XI%20Code.jpg https://be02.cp-static.com/objects/high_pic/e/e7f/2091761_moederborden-asus-rog-zenith-extreme-alpha-90mb10g0-m0eay0.jpg so yeah i don't know .... to me it looks like a cheap knockoff design wise but yeah we don't have the same taste in desing i guess .
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#8
R-T-B
mcraygsx, post: 4049190, member: 151421"
When you combine Maximux and AUROS line and you get Premium Phantom series by ASROCK. Little late to the party since INTEL CPU's are not that popular these days but this is welcome change in my opinion.
Intel CPUs have lost market share yes but they certainly still sell just fine. It's a long way to go before we can call them "not that popular."

I likely will have my next build be AMD just to change things up a bit, but... still. Plenty of Intel sales to go around I'm sure.
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#9
timta2
mcraygsx, post: 4049190, member: 151421"
When you combine Maximux and AUROS line and you get Premium Phantom series by ASROCK. Little late to the party since INTEL CPU's are not that popular these days but this is welcome change in my opinion.
You must not have read about the shortages of those Intel CPUs, the ones that "are not that popular these days"? I need to find some of whatever it is that you're smoking.
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